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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Welcome to Straight No Chaser, the Award-winning Podcast hosted by Jeffrey Siegel

Dec 22, 2009

Yes, it’s time for the annual Straight No Chaser Christmas podcast, featuring a stocking full of jazzy tunes for you to enjoy as the big day comes closer. No commentary, just a bit over an hour of tree-trimming, stocking stuffing, egg nog drinking, gift wrapping music, folks. Click here to listen to:

Alexis Cole...

Nov 29, 2009

He will always be the Quiet Beatle. George Harrison stood still in the background of the Fab Four, perhaps the most musically talented, and likely the deepest and  most spiritual of the band. Today is the eighth anniversary of his death in 2001 from lung cancer, and Podcast 171 is dedicated to his memory.

Considered one...

Nov 22, 2009


I've blogged about the unique singer-songwriter Jacqui Naylor before, and this weekend I had the pleasure to speak with her in anticipation of her three night run at the Blue Note in New York with her trio.

One of the most versatile performers in jazz today, Ms. Naylor's set is as likely to include reimaginings of...

Nov 20, 2009

Miles Davis was working with a large ensemble under the direction of Gil Evans as 1959 came to an end. Captivated by the machismo of bullfighting and charmed by Spanish music, Davis planned an album with Evans that would capture the spirit of that country.

Two weeks earlier, they had made an attempt to record Miles’...

Nov 9, 2009

Since his debut in the late 1980’s, Kurt Rosenwinkel has emerged as one of the finest jazz composers and soloists of the day. Rosenwinkel’s recorded music has gone from standards and bop-influenced stylings to eletronica touched with hip-hop influences over his almost fifteen year career as a leader. His latest...